Category: Board News

Oct 7, 2019 (Gainesville, Fla.)- CareerSource North Central Florida congratulates Sheng Wood, Quality Performance Trainer at CareerSource NCFL, for being recognized by the Florida Workforce Development Association and CareerSource Florida as a Workforce Professional Champion and Service Innovator. Sheng was recognized during the September 23 CareerSource North Central Florida Board Meeting at the Gainesville Career…

A previous version of this press release erroneously stated that the region assisted 1,672 businesses. The numbers for ‘services provided to businesses’ and ‘businesses provided services’ were mistakenly reversed. The corrected release is below. September 16, 2019 (Gainesville, Fla.)– CareerSource North Central Florida Executive Director Frank Avery today announced that the Alachua and Bradford County…

August 6, 2019 (Starke, Fla.) – CareerSource North Central Florida announces that the Starke Career Center has now fully relocated to its new location at 101 East Call Street. Jobseekers seeking services should visit the new location. The previous location at 819 S. Walnut Street closed Thursday, June 27 at 5pm. On Thursday, August 22,…

July 15, 2019 (Gainesville, Fla.)- On Monday, June 24th, CareerSource North Central Florida elected its 2019-2020 Board of Directors Officers. Dr. Jeffrey Tate, Chief Operating Officer for CTD Holdings, an Alachua, Fla.-based biopharmaceutical manufacturing firm, assumed the role of Chair effective July 1. He succeeded Dawn Strickland, a Bradford County entrepreneur and 2018-2019 Chair of…

June 12, 2019 (Gainesville, Fla.) On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 CareerSource North Central Florida (NCFL) partnered with CareerSource Florida Crown to host a large-scale hiring event for Mortenson Construction, a national firm that specializes in the construction of large scale solar and wind power projects. The event took place from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM…

March 21, 2019 (Gainesville, Fla.) – CareerSource North Central Florida is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $350,000 in state pilot grants to launch or expand three pilot workforce programs for residents of Alachua and Bradford counties. The grants, established by CareerSource Florida and administered under a fund through the Florida Department of…

Gainesville Career Center Career Fair, 2018 March 19, 2019 (Gainesville, Fla.) – CareerSource North Central Florida Executive Director Frank Avery announced that both Alachua and Bradford counties continued to drop with a regional unemployment rate of 3.8 percent, which is .1 percent lower than last year’s regional rate. Alachua County’s unemployment rate was 3.8%. Bradford…

Gainesville Career Center Career Fair, 2018 November 19, 2018 (Gainesville, Fla.) – CareerSource North Central Florida Executive Director Frank Avery announced that the Alachua and Bradford counties maintained the sixth lowest unemployment rates in the State, both sitting at 2.7% in October 2018. Both rates have dropped 0.6% from last year’s unemployment percentages of 3.3%…

On January 16,  the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce and CareerSource North Central Florida named Patricia Evans the “Workforce Person of the Year.” Ms. Evans has served on the workforce board for many years. Last year, she served as Chair of the Career Source NCFL Board for 2017 and, in addition, has Chaired various committees…

Gainesville, Fla. (August 3, 2016) Unemployed parents looking to upgrade their tech and entrepreneurial skills will have a new resource for training and childcare support through CareerSource North Central Florida (NCFL) later this fall. CareerSource NCFL today announced it has been awarded a $4 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to reduce childcare barriers for…